Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering Ranked #14 by U.S News and World Report
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” -Vince Lombardi
U.S. News and World Report recently ranked the University of San Diego's Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering as the #14 engineering school in the nation among those schools that do not have a PhD program. This is an increase of eight spots from last year, when the school was ranked 22nd. This recognition puts USD in a class with the nation’s top engineering schools. Most of the schools in the top 14 have certain things in common: they are private schools that focus on undergraduate learning, have small class sizes and enjoy great student-faculty interaction. USD and Santa Clara share the distinction of being the top-ranked Catholic school in this category.
This is a wonderful recognition of the quality of USD’s faculty, students, staff and curriculum. It is a vote of confidence from engineering deans around the country who vote on the top schools every year.
Are rankings really important? At the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, our goal is to create the very best educational environment possible for students. Rankings are a reflection of progress toward that goal. Students and parents make choices that include rankings as a factor. We want to attract the best students to our programs. New faculty and staff hires are also influenced by rankings. We want to attract the best faculty to mentor our students. Rankings also help bring corporate sponsors for our student projects and real-world projects are critical to our student learning process.
Inaugural dean, Chell Roberts states, “With this combination of great faculty and students, state-of-the-art facilities and a progressive vision for engineering education, we are on our way to creating a world class engineering school. And we are gratified that others recognize our efforts.”
All engineering alumni and their families are invited to celebrate this wonderful achievement and tour the renovations in Loma Hall at our Homecoming Breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. Please register and join us as we toast the number 14!!